Monday, August 6
What the health care industry can learn from how The Cheesecake Factory does business.
On Enrique of Malacca, “the closest thing there is to a hero in the story of Ferdinand Magellan’s horribly botched attempt to circumnavigate the world.”
Sunday, August 5
Saturday, August 4
No, but for security software companies it’s a useful fiction.
In a posthumously published essay, Twain recounts dreams of a long-lost love.
Friday, August 3
In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.
A profile of “not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America.”
How Cosmo, with 64 international editions and a readership that would make it the world’s 16th largest country, conquered the globe.
The underground routes by which drugs enter the U.S. from Mexico, and the officials who’ve found it almost impossible to curb their construction.
Thursday, August 2
What can be salvaged from publishing? What does it mean to write for the 50% of US adults who have trouble reading? What happens to crime reporting when you cover every victim, every suspect, every murder with the same care?
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